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The Manaslu Circuit with Thorong La Pass Trek is one of the best adventures that combine a part of the Manaslu Circuit and the Annapurna Circuit Routes. This amazing trekking journey is also called Manaslu two passes trek as it includes the crossing of the two high mountain passes of Larkye La Pass at 5160 meters and the famous Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters.

Some of the highlights of this trek are the classic palace of Ghale Kingdom at Tinsule Danda, two high passes (Larkya La Pass and Thorong La Pass), breathtaking glimpses of the mountains, surreal landscapes, raging rivers and waterfalls, authentic culture at first hand, unexplored routes of Baseri, Homestay facility for real-life experiences, a man-sized golden statue of Lord Vishnu at Muktinath, old and Tibetan styled monasteries, turquoise (greenish-blue) glacial lakes, traditional stone houses, and hundreds of other inexplicable beauties. 



Located forty miles east of Annapurna, Manaslu (also called Kutang), the 8th highest mountain in the world, dominates the Gurkha massif.  The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” meaning “Mountain of the Spirit”. Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) is the highest peak in the Lamjung district and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest mountain. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions and culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. It is a dominant feature when viewed from a far. When trekking through the Manaslu region, 10 peaks over 6500 m. are visible, including ones over 7000 m.

The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The region comprises of sub-tropical foothills of the Himalaya to arid Trans-Himalayan high pastures bordering Tibet. The famous Manaslu trekking route goes around the Manaslu massif over the 5127 m Larkye La (pass) and down to the Annapurna region. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Ghandaki River and the region is dotted with austere monasteries, mane walls, chortens and other Buddhist religious landmarks such as the Milerapa Cave. Unlike many other regions, this valley is a sanctuary to many highly endangered animal species such as the Snow Leopard and Red Panda. Over 110 species of birds, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies and 3 reptiles have been recorded. The Around Manaslu Circuit Trek ascends through the Buri Ghandaki river to Larkya La Pass 5127 m with attractive views of Himalchuli, Manaslu ( 8118m), Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal and other high mountains and a beautiful varied landscape with an abundance of flora and fauna.


The Annapurna Region in central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2,600 sq. km., the area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangis and the Tibetans.

This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains. This area has the world’s deepest river gorge, Kali Ghandaki, lying some 6900 meters /22,563 ft, below some of the world’s largest and most beautiful mountains as the Annapurna I (world’s 8th highest) and the most beautiful Fishtail Peak. Animals and birds are in abundance in this region. 440 species of birds and animals like the marten, deer, langur and the elusive snow leopard live in this area.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in a private deluxe car accompanied but a member of Sacred summits P.LTD
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner with transfer and accompanied by a member of Sacred summits P.LTD
  • 03 nights stay at Hotel Manaslu (3 star) OR Similar in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis and inclusive of all taxes (presently 24.3%)
  • Restricted Area Permit fee for Gorkha Manaslu of USD 160.00 per person. (Subject to change without prior notice)
  • Trekker Information Management System Card (TIMS) Card of USD 10.00 per person. (Subject to change without prior notice)
  • ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PERMIT OF USD 30.00 per person. (Subject to change without prior notice)
  • MANASLU CONSERVATION AREA PERMIT OF USD 30.00 per person. (Subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Machha Khola in 4X4 Jeep (Pre Trek)
  • 07 Nights / 08 Days trek in the Gorkha Region inclusive of accommodations in a standard Lodges / Guest houses (Rooms with attached baths will be provided as per availability and all meals (breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) prepared by the cook at the Tea Houses / Lodges from the menu upon discussion with the group’s preference and the things that are available.
  • 11 Nights / 12 Days trek in the Annapurna Region inclusive of accommodations in a standard Lodges / Guest houses (Rooms with attached baths will be provided as per availability and all meals (breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) prepared by the cook at the Tea Houses / Lodges from the menu upon discussion with the group’s preference and the things that are available.
  • Airfare for the sector Jomsom / Pokhara
  • 02 nights stay at Hotel White Pearl OR Similar in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis and inclusive of all taxes (presently 24.3%)
  • Airfare for the Sector Pokhara / Kathmandu
  • Services of an experienced (knowledgeable and trained in high altitude and first aid) Trek Sirdar /Escort/Guide from Sacred Summits (P) Ltd.
  • Service of Sherpa assist to Assist the Trek Group
  • Services of locally hired porter to carry the luggage during the trek (1 porter carry’s 25 kilograms)
  • All expenses for the guide and support staff including their daily allowances which includes their meals and accommodations as well.
  • Transportation for the Sherpa and Porter from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • Contribution to Guide and Porter Insurance
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Final departure transfer from hotel to airport in a private deluxe car accompanied by a member of Sacred Summits (P) Ltd
  • Government taxes and tolls and entrance fees where applicable.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International Airfares.
  • Nepal Visa fees (If applicable).
  • Covid-19 Related PCR TEST AND Insurance
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) while the guest stay at hotels in Kathmandu. (Except Breakfast and Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Items of a personal nature such as boiled water, mineral water, bar bills telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc.
  • Personal medication
  • Any kind of Insurance (Personal Insurance/Third party insurance /Covid Insurance/ Insurance for or against accidents, loss of life, theft etc).
  • Costs incurred due to cancellation of flights, altitude sickness or unforeseen circumstances (riots, natural calamities etc) and situations beyond the control of Sacred Summits (P) Ltd.
  • Tips for the trek staff (guide + Porter)
  • Any item not mentioned in the above ‘cost includes’.
  1. Day 01 ARRIVE KATHMANDU (1340 M)

    Arrive at Kathmandu Airport. Upon arrival, met by representative from Sacred Summits and transferred to the hotel. At the hotel, the guests will be welcomed with a welcome drink and assigned to their rooms.

    18:00 hrs: Trek Briefing will be carried out in Hotel Lobby and Introduction to the Trek Guide, after Briefing transfer in a private vehicle for the Welcome Dinner.

    After Dinner, drive back to Hotel

    Overnight at the Hotel

  2. Day 02 FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU (Permit Processing)

    This day is kept free for the permit processing, to obtain the permit Orginal passport is required.

    Overnight at the Hotel


    08:00 HRS: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m) which takes approximately about 7 hours. Set out from Kathmandu on the Kathmandu-Pokhara “Prithivi Highway” till Dhading, cross the bridge and head to Arughat. From Arughat, continue further for about an hour on a very rough road to arrive at Soti Khola, a small village at the bank of Budhi Ghandaki river at an elevation of 710 meters However, with the new road extension, it is now possible to drive all the way to Maccha khola.

    Upon arrival, Meet trek team and check into the Lodge.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge           

    Drive duration: approx. 7 ½ to


    After crossing Machha River and Khorla besi, there is a hot spring called ”Tatopani”. From the hot spring the trail climbs over the ridge and then the trail follows forested area to arrive at Dovan (1000 m). Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Ghandaki River. Crossing a 93 meters long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola and climbing some stone stairs you reach to Tharo Bhanjyang.

    As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergo a complete transformation. Trek along the river for a while and climbing through small villages arrive at Jagat, a beautiful village with flag stone steps. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked.

    Dinner and overnight at Camp                                                        Trek Duration:  5 ½ to 6 hrs


    The trek begins with a Climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri (1,440 m) where you have excellent views of Sringi Himal (7177 m). The trail descends to Setibas (1,430 m) and again climbs to the other side of the ridge to reach Ghatta Khola. From here you climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village where you see the Manaslu Conservation area Project headquarters. After the formalities of checking into the Manaslu Conservation Area we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls to Pewa.

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  5 ½ to 6 hrs


    Follow the trail upstream of Deng River entering the steep, uninhabited gorge; crossing Buri Ghandaki River on a metal bridge, the trail makes its way up the western side offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola and to the tiny village of Deng. – a tiny village of 4 houses. A short distance beyond Deng, the trail climbs to Rana (1,980 m). After passing some houses the trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Sringi valley. The trail undulates further through the forest before reaching Ghap. We walks through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around.

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  5 ½ to 6 hrs

  7. Day 07 TREK FROM GHAP TO LHO (3,200 METERS)

    After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Ghandaki River we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. The trails makes a serious and long climb through bamboo and rhododendron forests crossing the river several times before entering Namrung through a stone archway. At Namrung, there is a police check post again. Were we do the usual formalities of checking documents. Climb through the forest of firs, rhododendrons and oaks the trail enters the closely packed houses of Lihi (2,900 m). The trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2960m) where you get spectacular views of Manaslu North (7157m) and Naike peak (5515m) and further you reach the small settlement of Shrip. After climbing some time you reach to the village of Lho

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  5 ½ to 6 hrs


    The trail emerges into the plateau of Shyaula with the view of Himalchuli (7,893 m), Nagdi Chuli (7,879 m) and Manaslu (8,163 m). Crossing the ridge the trek proceeds to Sama gaon you will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt.

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  5 ½ to 6 hrs


    Today we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Ghandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement – Samdo. Here amid the most sever conditions of nature live some 200 villagers in forty houses check-by-jowl. Overnight at Stone Hut in Kermo Kharka

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  5 ½ to 6 hrs


    Continue our trek by a short descent, cross the wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki River and begin walking upwards.

    Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier, traverse around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone house which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, (4460 m),  also known as Larke Phedi.

    The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon to prepare for the long arduous days ahead.

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  5 ½ to 6hrs

  11. Day 11 CROSS LARKYA PASS (5,215 meters) & TREK TO BHIMTHANG (3590m)

    Finally the big day that we have been waiting for has arrived. Early start essential.

    05:00 HRS: The trek begins with a descent on a wide, gentle trail from Samdo and passes through a stone archway. Climbing gently over the huge Larkya Glacier arrives at a ridge at about 4000 m where there is a view point at the edge of a huge gorge. After some more climbing arrive at the Larkya Rest House. From Larkya Rest House cross several moraines and then descend past four frozen lakes, reach the Larkya La (pass) at 5210m. From here there are mesmerizing views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). After a brief rest, start the descent along the grassy moraine to a small meadow to reach Bhimtang but we set out a bit further with a steep descent through moraines towards Bhimphedi for overnight.

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  8 to 9hrs


    The trail drops from Bhimphedi and crosses a glacier stream then it descends into a beautiful pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk (3,430 m). Further descending we reach the fenced field of Karache and to the village of Gho for a much deserved lunch break. Descend down and pass several scattered houses, terraced agriculture fields, rhododendron and oak forests you can trek into Tilje. The route gets easier as we slowly lose the altitude, continue trekking through fig tree and rhododendron forests untill we arrive to Tilje.

    Dinner and overnight at Lodge                                                       Trek Duration:  7 to 8hrs

  13. Day 13 TREK FROM DHARAPANI TO CHAME (5 HRS) (2,713 M)

    The trek begins with a pleasant morning walk on a gradual trail. After walking for about ten minutes there is a police check post and ACAP office where we do the usual formalities of trekking permits to register your presence.

    From here it takes forty five minutes to reach the village of Bagarchap (2164m) which literally means ‘the river bank’. Bagarchap marks the barrier between the humid valleys of the south, which we have crossed on the way, and dry regions of the high- Marshyangdi. The monsoon is more or less absent in this region is evident by the change in vegetation.

    From Bagarchap, it will take another forty five minutes to the hamlet of Danaque 2300 meters, from here begins ascending from the far end of the village through a beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. It take an hour to reach the village of Timang, views of the Annapurna range of mountains are breathtaking from this village. The trail also becomes gradual at the top of the village, all the way up to our lunch camp at Thanchowk, which take an hour and a half walk through this pristine pine forest, with the back drop of Mt. Manaslu where we stop to have our lunch.

    After lunch it takes us about an hour to reach Kodo (and also called Koto) meaning ‘Millet’ and then to the village of Kyupar (2600m). Outside the village a police check post controls the access to the Nar Phu Khola Valley which leads to Tibet. We have to show our trekking permits here again before proceeding to Chame (2713m), the District Headquarters of Manang District, which is another thirty minutes of easy walk to Chame.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge, Chame.                          Trek Duration:  5 hrs

  14. Day 14 TREK FROM CHAME TO PISANG (5 HRS) (3,185 M)

    The trek begins through the village and mane walls of Chame, though the trail is gradual but there are few short climbs in between through a picturesque landscape. It takes two hours to reach the first village Bhartang after Chame. We walk along the river and through the pine forest to reach the village of Bhartang 2919 meters, mainly populated by Tibetans. We continue on the trail for another hour and a half to reach the lunch point at Dhukur Pokhari.

    Here we stop to have a hearty Lunch. On the way we pass through a splendid pine forest with splendid views of Lamjung and Annapurna II and IV.

    After lunch it’s about an hour’s walk again through the pine forest on a gradual trail to reach the village of Pisang. Pisang is divided into two villages upper and lower section, upper Pisang is the main old village but then recently people are moving down to lower Pisang to do more business, as it lies on the main highway to Manang.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge, Pisang.

    Trek Duration:  5 to 6 hrs

  15. Day 15 TREK FROM PISANG TO MANANG (3,530 M) (4 HRS

    The trek from Pisang to Manang is a short day hike of about four hours. The trek start with a gradual walk through the pine forest though there are few short climbs in between but then most of the walk is fairly easy, it’s only the altitude that makes the trek interesting.

    The first village after Pisang is Humde, which is just two hours of easy walk. Humde is a small village in Manang district, the only place where travelers and domestic tourist fly in and out from Manang. After crossing the village there is a police check post where we have to register our presence, we continue on the trail for about an hour, cross the Marshyangdi river on a suspension bridge to reach our lunch point at Bharka.

    While the lunch gets ready, we can take time to wander around Bharka to see this picturesque village with its flat roofed houses and to visit the Gompa, not only the largest in the region but also the richest with its fine collection of thankas (religious scroll paintings) and prayer books.

    After lunch, it takes only forty-five minutes to reach Manang from here, which sits on the plateau of 3530 meters.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge, Manang

    Trek Duration:  5 to 6 hrs


    Manang at an elevation of 3540 meters is the perfect place for rest and acclimatization before proceeding to higher altitudes. There are number of sidewalks in Manang, where it gives you immense pleasure to wonder around, rich in art and culture this place is worth exploring. We can go for a walk in the afternoon to the north of the village, which offers a panoramic view of Annapurna IV and II to the southeast and Gangapurna (7455m) and Tarke Kang or Ice dome (7202m) to the southwest.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge, Manang


    After leaving Manang, the path climbs steady till the hamlet of Tengi (3642m). From here it takes another hour of steady yet gentle climb to reach Gunsang (3850m). Once we reach Gunsang the trail becomes gradual all the way to Yak Kharka where we stop for the lunch.

    After lunch, a gentle climb through the vast meadows for about forty five minutes will leads us to a suspension cross the bridge and walk for about ten minutes will bring us to the destination for the night to spend at Churi Letdar at an elevation of 4220 meters. This is a short day to help with the acclimatization.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge, Churi Letdar.

    Trek Duration:  5 to 6 hrs


    The trek begins with a breathtaking landscape of the high altitude desert, while the trail is still gradual; it takes an hour to reach Dewarli where we have to cross the river on a wooden bridge climb for ten minutes to reach Dewarli. From here it takes about an hour to reach Thorang Phedi through the undulating trail. Thorang Phedi means ‘foot of the hill’ and it is situated at a height of 4220m on a small hill overlooking a high plateau. 

    Stop for a much deserved rest and lunch before proceeding to High Camp. From here the climb is a little challenging all the way up to High Camp. It takes only an hour to reach High Camp, but the climb is steadily on steep scree.  These Himalayan pastures are domains of yak, a bovine of Tibetan origin, reared for its wool, milk and to transport goods. The Thar, a kind of wild goat that lives in herds, is also found here. This is also another short day to cut short the long walk the following day and also to prepare oneself for the hard climb to the Thorang La (pass) the next day.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge, Thorung Phedi.

    Trek Duration:  5 to 6 hrs 

  19. Day 19 TREK TO THORUNG LA (5416 M) AND TO MUKTINATH (7 HRS) (3,802 M)

    This is a big day for all the trekkers, as we will be crossing one of the highest pass in Nepal. Early morning wake up and start the ascent to the pass. There are black and white steel poles to mark the trail just in case if there is heavy snows fall, so that the trekker doesn’t miss the trail. We have to cross about twenty hills on the way to reach the summit, Thorang-la, at 5,416 meters and it takes about 3 ½ -4 hrs to reach here.

    On the way up we get to see many prayer flags several cairns (small mounds of rock).

    From the top, one can see the panoramic view of Yakgawa Kang or Thorangse (6481m) to the north, and Khatung Kang (6484) to the south and the Annapurna along with the Gangapurna to the southeast.  In the horizon to the west, Dhaulagiri (8169m) and Mount Tukuche (6920m) are also visible.

    From the summit it’s a knee wobbling descent to Muktinath (3802m) and takes about four and half hours and the difference in altitude is of 1600m. Once we reach Muktinath we check into the lodge and can take a much deserved rest or a warm shower while your LATE lunch gets ready. Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge, Muktinath

    Trek Duration:  5 to 6 hrs 

  20. Day 20 TREK TO JOMSOM (2713 M) (5 HRS)

    The trek begins with a pleasant morning walk on a gradual trail past the chorten and arrives at the Chele la at 3540 meters, continue on the trail and then descend through the huge canyon. The trail continues to descend all the way till Chele snaking in and out of the canyon, continue to descend further till you reach the Kaligandaki River cross the river on a wooden bridge and then traverse along the bank till you arrive at Chuksang for lunch.

    After lunch board the waiting vehicle and drive to Jomsom via Tangbe and Kagbeni Village. The drive is for about 2 ½ hours on rough road passing through river bed and crossing rivers to reach Jomsom.

    Jomsom is more correctly known as Dzongsam or New Fort. It spreads over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki. The towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form an attractive backdrop. Being the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local inhabitants of the region, known as the Thakalis. Jomsom (2713 m) is the Administrative center of the Mustang region and the gateway to the Annapurna region. A land of mystique, the rugged peaks of the Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagari gaze down in their awesome splendor at weathered landscapes that contrast with the deep river ravines over noisy riverbeds. Jomsom is a mixture of hard work, social frivolity tempered by culture founded on deep religious traditions. It has the only airport that operates daily scheduled flights to Pokhara in the early mornings before the winds build up.

    In the evening a farewell dinner will be organized for the group by the Trek staff.

    Dinner & Overnight at hotel, Jomsom

  21. Day 21 FLY JOMSOM TO POKHARA (25 MINUTES) (884M)

    After breakfast bid farewell to the Sherpa’s & Porters walk down to the Jomsom Airport for the 25 minutes flight back to Pokhara.

    Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

    Pokhara stands at 884 m above sea level, about 700 m lower than Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu Valley the high temples are all around you, in Pokhara it is the mountains. Only foothills separate Pokhara from the full height of the Himalayas, and the magnificent 8000 m. peaks of the Annapurna range. It is a vacationer’s paradise with its crystal clear lakes and fantastic views of the Annapurna range including the Fish Tail Mountain.

    EVE: Free to go and explore around the lake side bazaar.

    Overnight at the Hotel, Pokhara.


    Free day to relax and explore around the lake bazaar for the souvenir shopping or sightseeing tour around city. Adventure activities like paragliding, bungee, ultra-light; zip flyer etc. can be performed in Pokhara.

    Overnight at the Hotel, Pokhara


    After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport for a 25 minute flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax.

    Overnight at the hotel, Kathmandu.          


    After breakfast, met by representative and transferred to the airport for the onward flight home. (Reporting time is at least 3 hrs before flight time)